Lada 馃彙 Prkic
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Phil Friedman
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Cynicism Can Be the Final Refuge of Idealism

Cynicism Can Be the Final Refuge of Idealism

Sometimes, those who appear the most critical and pessimistic, are so because they visualize how much better things could be鈥e generally these days take cynics to be people who display an attitude of scornful and jaded negativity, as well as...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

Interesting, Lada 馃彙 Prkic, you should put it that way because... nowadays here the term "gymnasium" is a place on campus for sports events like basketball and volleyball. Thank you for re-sharing this piece. And cheers!

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Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Glad to read this post again. Phil, your post made me want to repeat my gymnasium knowledge in philosophy about the Cynics as an ancient moralistic school that over time completely changed its meaning and values to what cynic is considered today - the opposite of the original meaning. From the truth-speaker to casting in a negative light. As I said in my comment to Ian's post about stoicism, I think that being an occasional cynic, if there is such a term, is desirable. A realist is a cynic partially, but also, a cynic is a bit idealist. Everything needs balance. Is cynicism the last refuge for idealism - maybe. It seems like a long road with no turns. :)

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Milos Djukic
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Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
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Fibonacci-Based Organizations

Fibonacci-Based Organizations

Nature is the biggest teacher. We may draw lessons from nature that we are drawing now from advanced sciences such as neuroscience. One example is how to motivate and influence people. Another example is the building of what I coin...

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

yeah, but you guys know what you're talking about :) Harvey's comment [sun as leader of the trees] '....I pictured small saplings screaming at the sun to provide lighter so they could grow too.' This makes me think of time-lapse photography; the saplings spinning so quickly they fail to notice the natural predators picking off their neighbors and comin' for them. That then, is the sun's job if it's the leader. But a culling will be had.

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Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Part 2 of Harvey's message: California wineries in their early stages of development thought that by providing 鈥減erfect growing conditions鈥 they could rival their European competitors. They found perfection created a bland grape and ultimately wine. They now stress the grape with water and other ways and the grape responds by producing a richer grape and therefore a richer wine. I don鈥檛 drink wine so I can鈥檛 speak to the value of any. But this establishes that as leaders we just need to be consistent to our flock rise every morning and set every evening on time. Provide the same energy consistently and the flock will adapt and become better at what they do. One of the best compliments I have ever been paid is one of my managers years ago said, 鈥淲ell we all know what Harvey would say.鈥 I knew then that my shinning sun was consistent. Not perfect but consistent. You are knocking on the right doors with your post and thoughts. When your sun is shining consistently you always know that some trees are benefiting, count those blessings and let the screaming trees scream. They too, will eventually find their path within the consistency.

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Milos Djukic
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Ian Weinberg
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Indulge in the virtues of stoicism

Indulge in the virtues of stoicism

I perceive much whinging, wining, envy, vengefulness and an unhealthy dose of disparaging judgementalism in our midst. May I humbly offer an age-old remedy 鈥 the virtues of stoicism.聽The philosophy of stoicism and its application dates back to...

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

Thanks Randy.

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Randall Burns

Randall Burns

Great post Ian Weinberg with a very engaged discussion. It always comes down to a matter of perspective doesn't it? "Is the glass half full or half empty"? ""Is it partly sunny or partly cloudy"? Ultimately, as you present so well, it is an individual choice as to how we "perceive" these outside factors, (outside and removed from our "selves"), and you illustrate brilliantly that we can "choose" how we like; our choice is "the personal bent of our nature" but we do have the power to change that, if we want to... Well done Sir!

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Milos Djukic
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Jim Murray
10/7/2018 路 6 min read 路 ~10
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Avatars & Personas: Good, Bad , Or Somewhere in Between?

Avatars & Personas: Good, Bad , Or Somewhere in Between?

This is the 35th edition of Phil Friedman and my He Said He Said cross-border discourse. You can find a number of our most recent posts on our BeBee publisher pages. JIM: In your last email to me you expressed a concert that the posts you had been...

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

I tend focus on content rather than personas but I have noticed that when content is good or genuine very often the guy or girl who produces it is also genuine.... and for the rest what can I say ?...鈥︹. :-)

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Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

Phil Friedman, my No-Muzak friend. I belong to the category of these fake characters, which are wanna be professors. Actually, I am just an ugly fractal, then and now even more. Some people even use fake images of other people within their profiles on social media. As you perfectly pointed out, "we don鈥檛 know their circumstances, or their demons". It is even more important if we are able to control well our demons. Because fractals are able.

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Milos Djukic
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Jim Murray
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Personal Branding Versus Pissing In The Wind

Personal Branding Versus Pissing In The Wind

The personal brand. If you鈥檙e like me it took a long time to figure out just what that actually means. And I鈥檓 in the business of creating brands.And judging from what I see on social media these days, a whole lot of people are still in the...

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

Paul Walters, Most of them are busy with their "personal brand" outside of social media. Social media should only be an addition to the real life. The essence is in balance. Content marketing game is pretty unfair game now. When manipulations and content repackaging dominate in the operation of social media ("magic of alghoritms"), no wonders should be expected in the business of creating personal brands. Some serious writers don't feel safe anymore to share their intellectual capital on social media. And that was probably the world's most powerful personal brand, which is now discontinued by "content marketing" created by social media owners through different forms of marketing approaches (sponsorship, influencer marketing, affiliate marketing, favoring of selected content and writers, so called influencers...) directed towards profit only.

2d ago
Paul Walters

Paul Walters

Jim Murray Grat to see you have escaped the temptation of the pool and got down to typing ! But where have all my favourite bees gone?

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